Cinéfest Sudbury Virtual 2021

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

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THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is sponsored by Laking Toyota.

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever. Louis Wain was many things during his incredible life: artist, inventor, entrepreneur, trying his best to care for his five sisters and mother. Two events changed his life forever: meeting Emily Richardson (Foy), the love of his life, and adopting Peter, a stray kitten. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife.


Ce film biographique relate le parcours de l’excentrique peintre britannique Louis Wain, principalement connu pour ses représentations d’animaux anthropomorphes, en particulier des chats aux grands yeux. Cet homme brillant, inspiré par son amour du monde, était très polyvalent. Il a été artiste, inventeur et entrepreneur. Il s’est aussi occupé de ses cinq sœurs et de sa mère. Deux événements ont changé sa vie à jamais: sa rencontre avec Emily Richardson, l’amour de sa vie, et l’adoption de Peter, un chaton errant. De la fin du XIXe siècle jusqu’aux années 1930, ce héros méconnu, courageux et charismatique a tenté de percer les mystères «électriques» du monde. Sa vie pleine d’aventure a continuellement inspiré les gens autour de lui.


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    111 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    UK
  • Note
    Distributed by: MK2 MILE END
  • Director
    Will Sharpe
  • Cast
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones Stacy Martin